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LIVERPOOL WANT JAMES MILNER EXTENSION
James Milner has been offered a new one-year Liverpool contract and is ‘certain’ to spend a final season at Anfield, according to a report.
The Reds snapped the midfielder up as a free agent in 2015 when Brendan Rodgers was in charge. The 36-year-old has proved a fantastic servant to Liverpool, making 285 appearances for the club.
Indeed, his Merseyside stint has seen him pass 800 appearances in his senior career. Milner has therefore averaged 40 games per season in 20 years at the top level (via Opta).
His experience and the fact he can fill in in a range of positions has made him a key figure in Jurgen Klopp’s reign. As a result, The Telegraph reports that the manager had asked Liverpool to fund a final extension for Milner.
The midfielder has been weighing up his future at Anfield, but the newspaper claims that he is ‘certain’ to put pen to paper again on Merseyside.
Milner was at the heart of Liverpool‘s 1-0 away win at Newcastle on Saturday which kept their Premier League title dream alive.
Klopp simply said “what a game” to describe his performance, as he was one of five changes for the trip to St James’ Park.
He was the long-term deputy to Andy Robertson on the left until the Reds signed Kostas Tsimikas in 2020.
As well as his contribution on the pitch, Klopp values Milner‘s vast experience in the dressing room and for helping the younger players in the squad